Drug Testing — Am I In the Clear?

First and foremost, the bad news is there is no guarantee, which means you must calculate your own personal risk tolerance. While it’s not likely to fail a drug test after taking CBD products, it’s not impossible either.

As mentioned previously, all hemp-derived CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC or less by law according to the 2018 Farm Bill. This is a negligible amount and will not cause any intoxicating effects, but if too much of a product is taken, the small amount can add up. A person taking an exceedingly large amount of a CBD product (as in 1/2 of a month’s supply per day or more) might be at risk. This is obviously not recommended, nor necessary. Too much of a good thing can still be bad.

The limit for THC to cause a failed drug test is 50mg/ml as set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Not all companies use this threshold, but it is the standard by which most adhere. Even at the max 0.3% THC limit, there is not even close to 50mg/ml in most CBD products.

Make sure to understand the type of drug test you are taking as well. Both CBD and THC are classified as cannabinoids, and if you are taking a drug test which is searching for ALL cannabinoids, you should be careful with taking CBD (or any cannabinoid). (By the way, black pepper contains small amounts of THC and should also be avoided before drug tests.)

In doubt? Call the testing facility to find out what kind of test you are being given.  Otherwise, the only way to completely avoid THC in a CBD product is to find a product made from CBD isolate.

THC-Free Products

Though it is not likely for a person to fail a drug test for taking CBD oil, we understand wanting to be certain you are safe before you take anything that could potentially show up. Look for products we offer that are THC-free to be on the safer side of things.

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